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As 4K channel launches in Korea, ATEME's Fouchard says STB makers 'ought to be worried'

LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.

Roku introduces TV sets: online video provider teams with TCL, Hisense

Roku has teamed up with TCL and Hisense to produce a variety of co-branded TV sets, and the company said the devices will be in stores in the U.S. and Canada this fall.

Comcast, Amazon, M-GO jump on 4K bandwagon

This year's Consumer Electronics Show is all about ultra-HD as TV manufacturers roll out new TV models and programmers announce they're creating and offering more content in the new format. Comcast, DirecTV, M-GO and Amazon will be among the initial partners that will deliver a package of Ultra HD content to Samsung Electronics' new line of 4K TVs.

Roku TVs are coming as provider readies OEM co-marketing push

Roku, the maker of an online video streaming set-top box and HDMI dongle, said it will work with two Chinese TV set manufacturers this year to build its software directly into "actual TV" sets.

'Hybrid TV' taking off in Europe

The idea of mixing and matching traditional TV--or at least traditional IPTV--with online video is taking off in Europe. Swedish telecom and IPTV service provider Com Hem plans to launch a multiscreen service to 1.74 million households this spring using TiVo, and in Germany, smart TV app Panorama TV is attracting millions of views.

Smart TVs expected to reach 87M U.S. homes by 2016

Connected TVs from consumer electronics manufacturers such as LG, Samsung and Sony will be in 87 million U.S. homes, according to a Parks Associates study commissioned by interactive program guide technology developer Rovi.

Smart TV risks for pay-TV providers

More than 18 million U.S. households had a smart TV at the end of 2011, and rising adoption of this device, combined with changing entertainment consumption habits, creates new challenges for pay-TV providers.

Reported Apple iTV prototype stirs Internet rumors

Yet another reported Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) smart TV sighting has the Internet abuzz. According to the Cult of Mac, the long-awaited connected TV is similar in appearance to existing Cinema Displays,

Flingo adds support from Mark Cuban in latest funding round

Smart TV app publisher Flingo, which in February announced it raised $7 million in a funding round led by VC firm August Capital, today said it added another $1 million to the total with the help of

The challenges, and opportunities, of a booming connected TV and device market

Got a connected TV? Or, a connected device that connects your TV to the Internet? Join the crowd. New research from Leichtman Research Group says that 38 percent of all U.S. households now have at